Sep 182011

Defense attorneys Lisa Holder, Jacqueline Goodman, Tarek Shawky, and Dan Stormer presented their closing arguments. Ms. Holder pointed out that the students were being criminalized not because of what they did but because of who they are and what they said; “you cannot divorce the content from the conduct,” she stated. It is apparent that the students are being attacked by the DA for the messages they were conveying.

Yesterday, prosecution attorney Dan Wagner claimed that a person’s right to “free speech is not absolute.” Yet today he stated the ’11’ were being tried because they encroached upon that “uncertain” right to free speech that Ambassador Michael Oren also held.
As Ms. Holder mentioned, the jury “will be the body that separates democracy from creeping fascism.”

Santa Ana Courthouse, room C1 (second floor up the escalators)
700 West Civic Center Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92703

We really need you all to come out for this, if it wasn’t important we wouldn’t be making events and asking you everyday to come out. But seriously folks, your presence there is very important. The last thing we want the jury to see before they go to deliberate is the irvine11 along with a courtroom full of irvine11 supporters. That can only be done if you are physically present! So please come out and get your friends to come as well.

Press conference will begin around noon by the flagpoles outside the courthouse.

For parking: There are $2 and $3 all day parking on Van Ness, just take a right and drive down the street if you are Civic Center Drive. DON’T park in the parking structure because it is too expensive! There is $5 all day parking on the street after Van Ness where the shoe shine shop is.

Don’t let the irvine11 stand alone. This is something they have had to deal with for over 1 1/2 years now, we asking for just a few hours of your time. If you don’t speak for the Eleven, who will speak for you?

Thank You!

 Posted by at 2:20 am
Sep 082011

Orange County Peace Coalition is a sponsor of this event.

We will have a booth and be presenting workshops.

Please come and support us.

Registration For The 2011 Summit Is Active:

Get Your Tickets Today!

Registration for the 2011 Orange County Progressive Summit is now avail­able on our website. Last year’s event was a tremendous success and we hope that you and your organization will join us again on Saturday, Septem­ber 10th to build on the great things we’ve already accomplished.   This year’s Summit will take place in “the heart” of Orange County at the Delhi  Community Center in Santa Ana. We are prepared to host up to 400 participants this year so please plan on attending and bring some new friends along to grow our progressive community even more!   REGISTER ONLINE Please visit our website at to purchase your admission to this unique and amazing event. Tickets are moderately priced at only $15 per person if you buy your tickets online ($20 at the door). Our organizers have worked extremely hard to bring this to you at as low of a cost as possible. With your ticket, you will receive a continental breakfast during registration, lunch, and 2 drink tickets to be redeemed at the “Progressive Happy Hour” immediately following the summit. This is of course in addition to the informative workshops, inspiring speakers, and ex­hibiting organizations.   We are offering a special opportunity for attendees this year: you can be­come an official SPONSOR of the 2011 Progressive Summit with a $100 do­nation; for $250, you can become a GOLD SPONSOR. In both cases,  ad­mission to the event, your choice of workshops, and lunch will be included; in addition, we will put your name in all our publications, showcase your dona­tion in a special section of our program, and give you prime seating for the keynote speakers.
Jim Hightower Jim works to spread the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots. He frequently appears on TV and radio, bringing a hard-hitting populist viewpoint that rarely gets into the mass media. Christine Chávez Christine has made a lifetime com­mitment to public service, civil rights and the labor movement. Christine’s work is based on the values passed down to her from her grandfather, Cesar Chávez.
EVENT STRUCTURE The Summit’s schedule will be similar to last year’s agenda. For those of you who did not have the opportunity to attend last year, the timeline has been included below:
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Registration / Breakfast (Exhibitor Viewing)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Opening Plenary with Christine Chávez
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM Workshop I
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch (Exhibitor Viewing)
1:45 PM – 3:15 PM Workshop II
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Closing Plenary with Jim Hightower
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Progressive Happy Hour (Exhibitor Viewing)
HELP MAKE THE SUMMIT HAPPEN There are many ways that individuals can get involved to help put on this year’s event. We need volunteers to help set up the day before the event as well as assist the day of the event.  To volunteer, please email and let us know your name, phone number, and email address, and we will reply with available options.   Should you have any questions, please contact me at (714) 420-4098.
Daniel Shad OC Progressive Summit (714) 420-4098
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Delhi Community Center 505 East Central Avenue Santa Ana, CA 92707
Questions or comments? E-mail us at or call 714-420-4098
 Posted by at 5:05 pm
Aug 312011

War Criminal Dick Cheney in OC — Only West Coast date!
Wednesday, September 7th 2011  Protest outside at 6pm, Lecture/Book Signing begins at 7pm

War criminal Dick Cheney will be in Orange County promoting his new book, In My Time. Let’s be there too to call out the lies and tell the truth. CODEPINK OC, OC Peace Coalition and OC Military Families Speak Out will all be there.

If you want to go inside the Nixon Library for the lecture and book signing, ticket information can be found here:

This is the ONLY West Coast date for this war criminal’s book tour.

You can also join CODEPINK’s action to “Move Cheney’s Book to the Crime Section of Bookstores!”

War criminal Dick Cheney’s new book, In My Time, is scheduled to hit the shelves of bookstores across the country on August 30th!

We think Cheney’s book belongs in the Crime section and we have mobilized activists to move it there. Participants who move the books in their local bookstores, then can send us their pics to enter our photo contest and win a deck of war criminal playing cards. Send pictures to

Be sure to leave our “Doin’ Time” bookmark inside a few copies of the book at your bookstore!
Just download, a color bookmark or a black/white bookmark, print, cut and go!

This web address has all of the information:

18001 Yorba Linda Blvd. in Yorba Linda 92886

Nixon Library
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd. in Yorba Linda 92886
Los Angeles, CA



 Posted by at 11:36 am
Jul 032011

We had a very successful die in today at the height of traffic in Huntington Beach. We sought to show the public what war really looks like at a place and time few are thinking of the war. Watch the coverage on Ch. 7 at 6pm today and probably later and also Fox 11 at 10pm tonight. Thanks Doreen for terrific leadership and powerful images w got out there.. paz

Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick

Military Families Speak Out

Orange County & South Bay Chapter


Support Our Troops

Bring Them Home Now!

Take Care of Them After They Get Home

 Posted by at 6:07 pm